WSVS, AM 800 in Crewe, VA has been a radio home to bluegrass music since the station’s inception in 1947. The station became most closely associated with bluegrass through the involvement of Charles Johnson (Little Jody Rainwater), who joined the station after leaving The Foggy Mountain Boys. Flatt & Scruggs broadcast a daily show from the station from May of 1954 until January of 1955.
WSVS was recently in the news as they celebrated Rainwater’s 89th birthday.
We’ve just received word that the station has begun webcasting a live stream. Utilizing Live365, the station is making its bluegrass and classic country broadcasting available to all. The main bluegrass content is featured during Mel Payne’s Bluegrass Depot which airs from 3pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday, ET.